Breaking News: Dallas Cowboys Release Terrell Owens

aSenior Analyst IMarch 5, 2009

According to sources, the Dallas Cowboys have released wide receiver Terrell Owens.

Owens, who is known for his controversial behavior, was let go by the team late Wednesday night.

Last season, Owens was considered by many to be a distraction in the Cowboys' locker room when he reportedly met with the team's offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett, to ask for the ball while questioning Tony Romo's relationship with tight end Jason Witten. He even went as far as to accuse the two of making secret plays.

Owens denied the comments, but owner Jerry Jones was clearly tired of the constant soap opera that he brought to Dallas.

Just like in San Francisco and Philadelphia, Owens wore out his welcome with the Cowboys. 

Last season, he had a noticeable decline in production, and his 1,052 receiving yards along with his 69 receptions were the lowest in a full season since 1999 when he was a member of the 49ers.

Owens joins a fellow Pro-Bowl wide receiver on the free agency market in Marvin Harrison and could garner interest from Minnesota and Tampa Bay, who are shopping for a wide receiver.

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